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Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Born and raised in New Orleans, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton studied creative writing at Dartmouth College and law at UC Berkeley. She was a recipient of the Lombard Public Service Fellowship and spent a year in the Dominican Republic working for a civil rights organization and writing. Her debut novel, “A Kind of Freedom,” was long-listed for the National Book Award, and her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The New York Times Book Review,, Lenny Letter, The Massachusetts Review, Grey Sparrow Journal, and other publications.


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